The late Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last year after a private battle with colon cancer at the age of 43, earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations for his work in the Netflix films “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” received a total of nine nominations with Boseman receiving “Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.” The film portrays the twists and turns of a day in the life of blues singer Ma Rainey and her band as they try to record songs in 1927 at a Chicago music studio.
Netflix was able to score 48 nominations thanks not only to the two films Boseman starred in but other projects such as "Bridgerton" and "#blackAF." HBO followed behind Netflix with 25 nominations.
Regina King's directorial debut “One Night in Miami,” received four nominations and will compete for outstanding motion picture along with “Bad Boys for Life,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
In music, Beyoncé scored six nominations, including two in the category for outstanding music video/visual album with “Black is King” and “Brown Skin Girl” which features her daughter Blue Ivy.
You can see the full list of nominees and vote for select categories here. The NAACP Image Awards will air on CBS on March 27 at 8 p.m. EST. You can also catch it on BET, MTV, VH1, MTV2, BET HER, and LOGO.
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